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Charity Con Artist Steals Oregon Woman's Property

   Feb 18, 2022

"It's a tale as old as time, isn't it? A wolf in sheep's clothing. It's a universal truth, sadly, that predatory people, they target, not other predatory people, but they target high empathy and compassionate people. And they do it by appealing to our higher selves. Appealing to that drive that we have to help others and to be our brothers' keepers." -- CharityWatch executive director, Laurie Styron

In AARP's The Perfect Scam podcast, Janet recounts her story of being conned out of 30 acres of her own property in the name of a charity promising to build tiny homes for veterans. She is threatened by the sheriff with arrest if caught walking across it. The charity seemed legitimate, with a website and office address. Hear her story, and listen to CharityWatch executive director, Laurie Styron, provide insights on how to segregate our emotions from our actions when making our giving decisions (marker 23:45). 

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